Caitlin Sellers, the 2017 Donald A. Hoffman Scholarship recipient, reports on her scholarship experience:
"I would like to thank the FACC-GC for...one of the greatest experiences of my life!...I was truly surprised and happy to see the strong cultural ties that Guadeloupe and Les Saintes share with Louisiana. In the music, the food, and above all in the people who live in Les Saintes, I could see the same welcoming attitude and "joie de vivre" that we possess in Louisiana. [I also had the opportunity to learn and speak] French that is used in everyday life...and forged lasting friendships during my time there...Now I am working in Rennes, France, as a member of Escadrille Louisiane program, sponsored by CODOFIL. Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity to travel to Guadeloupe and Les Saintes to discover more of "la Francophonie"!